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Former ‘Biggest Loser’ Contestants Tell the REAL Story Behind the Show

May 23rd, 2016|2 Comments

Harper told her, 'Lie and say you were following the directive of intaking 1,500 calories — but I want you to do 800 calories or as little as you can.' People would take amphetamines, water pills, diuretics, and throw up in the bathroom.

What Impact Does Salt Have on Blood Pressure?

May 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Why is salt so important to altering blood pressure? What does salt do? What does it even mean to have high blood pressure? Answers inside.

Michelle vs Melania, and the Sad Way We Talk About Women’s Bodies

May 19th, 2016|7 Comments

A cartoonist pits First Lady Michelle Obama against Melania Trump, and I roll my eyes so hard that I can see the back of my skull.

Q&A Wednesday: Working Out Doesn’t Work For Me!

May 18th, 2016|6 Comments

Q: I don't see why I should work out, what's the point anymore when I know it doesn't work for me? I feel so hopeless and pointless. Help!

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Study Says Eating ‘Lighter’ Versions of Snacks is Worse For You

May 17th, 2016|1 Comment

"People who eat “light” snacks and drinks such as baked potato chips or diet soda are likely to eat 13 percent more calories than people eating full fat snacks." Duh.

5 Answers to Important Questions About Your Metabolism

May 16th, 2016|0 Comments

You've got important questions about metabolism? I've got answers.

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